August 7th, 2011
02:02 PM ET

Verizon workers go on strike

Verizon workers, including call center employees and cable workers, have gone on strike. The move could cause delays in service, according to a report in the New York Times Sunday.

The workers are associated with the Communications Workers of America and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers who disagree with concessions that the telecommunications company wants to make to employee health care coverage and pension plans. The strike covers workers from Massachusetts to Virgina, the Times and the Huffington Post reports.

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  1. gung hoe

    Believe it or not banasy my wife god have pity on her is a demacrat loves nobama works for a union company and loves it so i know the art of getting along with the other Loss for words sorry

    August 7, 2011 at 8:40 pm | Report abuse |
  2. gung hoe

    Sorry about that confucious CESAR is a funny feller also as you are cesar must be taking the night off must be enjoying a pee wee herman movie if you get my drift

    August 7, 2011 at 8:52 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Union Member

    HERE'S THE REAL DEAL --> "Verizon notes that its wireline business has been declining over the past 10 years & that they’re asking employees in the business to “contribute” THEIR healthcare plans amongst other concessions to make up the gap. VZN says:“We’ve put important issues on the table & we’re willing to negotiate. However, the unions were unwilling to negotiate on anything that’s critical.”

    WE SAY:"Union workers have a different view of the situation of course, they speaking from the perspective of a middle-class worker as opposed to a multi-million-dollar CEO. CWA political director noted the following: “A company with those kinds of profits, where the CEO Ivan Seidenberg makes 300 times the salary of the average worker !!!— he made $18 MILLION just last YEAR — to demand the sweeping cuts that they have put on the table is outrageous & unacceptable. We’re saying to them, it’s time to get serious about bargaining; bargain in a constructive way & back off from these attacks on middle class jobs.”

    August 7, 2011 at 9:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mmmmm

      Agree...apparently some of these alley cat liberals believe hardtimes are balanced on the backs of the worker while all the time maintaining their greedy profit line...bunch of hypocritical wannabees...

      August 7, 2011 at 9:39 pm | Report abuse |
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